6th International Workshop on
Parallel and Distributed Methods in verifiCation

PDMC 2007

Sunday, July 8, 2007, Berlin, Germany
Affiliated to CAV 2007, July 3–7, 2007.

Berlin Alexanderplatz


The growing importance of automated formal verification in industry is driving a growing interest in those aspects that directly impact the applicability to real world problems. One of the main technical challenges lies in devising tools and techniques that allow to handle very large industrial models. Over the last years various approaches have been developed. Recently, an increasing interest in parallelizing and distributing verification techniques has emerged.

The aim of the PDMC workshop series is to cover all aspects of parallel and distributed methods and techniques for verification. Theoretical results, algorithms and case studies are equally welcome. Contributions from the domains of model checking, theorem proving, equivalence checking, testing, and performance evaluation are anticipated.

The PDMC workshop aims to provide a working forum for presenting, sharing, and discussing recent achievements in the field of parallel and distributed verification. The workshop will consist of invited talks, regular papers, tool papers and presentations.

SCOPE: Papers describing recent work on all aspects of parallel and distributed verification are solicited as contributions to PDMC. Regular and tool papers must be original and may not be submitted simultaneously to other conferences, workshops or journals. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • parallel and distributed methods in:
    • model checking
    • probabilistic model checking
    • performance and dependability evaluation
    • equivalence checking
    • satisfiability checking
    • constraints solving
    • theorem proving
    • testing
  • system issues for parallel and distributed verification:
    • GRID vs. clusters vs. SMP (heterogeneity, co-scheduling)
    • parallelization for multi-core processors
    • external memory approaches
    • load balancing, speeding-up
    • robustness, fault tolerance
    • slicing and distributing the state space
    • file system support
  • application:
    • tools and case studies
    • software platforms for distributed verification
    • methods and suites for benchmarking
    • industrial applications

PROCEEDINGS: Preliminary workshop proceedings will be available at the meeting as a technical report.

After the workshop, authors of regular and tool papers will be asked to prepare a final version of their paper in the ENTCS-style format to be published in the ENTCS (Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science)

Selected papers will appear in a special issue of the Journal of Logic and Computation.


  • All submissions should be made electronically on the Submission Page.
  • Manuscripts of regular papers are limited to a maximum of 15 pages (excluding technical appendices) in Postscript or PDF format (LNCS style strongly recommended).
  • Manuscripts describing tool demonstrations are limited to a maximum of 5 pages in Postscript or PDF (LNCS style strongly recommended).
  • Presentations report on relevant results submitted to other forums or already published or on not yet finished work in progress. Presentations will appear in the workshop preliminary proceedings, but will not be considered for the final workshop proceedings. Manuscripts of presentations are limited to a maximum of 10 pages.


May 6, 2007
Submission deadline for abstracts of regular and tool papers.
May 13, 2007
May 20, 2007 (Extended deadline)
Hard submission deadline for regular and tool papers.
June 4, 2007
June 8, 2007
Notification of acceptance.
June 17, 2007
June 22, 2007
Camera ready copy for proceedings.
July 8, 2007
Meeting Date.


Gerard Holzmann (NASA/JPL Laboratory of Reliable Software)
Multi-Core Algorithms for Model Checking with Spin




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